BMJ article questioning exclusive breastfeeding to six months
Monday, 17 January 2011 21:20

An article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is being reported in the media as questioning whether exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is appropriate for UK babies. 

Baby Café Statement: The Baby Café has always been mother-led. Information and support for breastfeeding and timely introduction of complementary food is
given on an individual basis taking into consideration many factors including developmental readiness. 
It is important to understand the principles of current guidelines rather than prescriptive dates and times which can be confusing for parents.

Read more details on the Unicef Baby Friendly website

Read the UNICEF UK response

Read NCT response